The Mugs Shirt Process

Here is a glimpse of the process behind the one-of-a-kind Planet Rump shirts currently being created by Chris Mulligan aka Mugs. After applying paint to a group of shirts, Mugs goes over each shirt individually with black fabric marker to add detail and unique lettering. These shirts are made to order for our Kickstarter backers, and will be sent out along with our completed album within a month! We are getting ever-closer to sharing more than a year’s worth of new music with you, so stay tuned!

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One-of-a-kind Planet Rump shirts by Mugs

Here at Rump Headquarters, we are in the midst of putting the final touches on our upcoming 9-track album! The album was made possible by backers on Kickstarter, and as part of their rewards, local artist and long-time buddy Chris Mulligan aka Mugs, is making one-of-a-kind t-shirts. Check out part of his process above. After applying unique paint patterns to each shirt, he goes back over the design with a black marker for the final detailing and type. RAD!

Stay tuned for images of the final products, and the album of course!

From the mystical mind of Chico Mann

We just had the honor of previewing Chico Mann’s upcoming full length album, Magical Thinking, and were blown away by its rich texture and universal appeal. Not that we should be surprised — this dude is a musical shaman, raising us up on his fluffy bed of inspiring harmonics while holding the mirror of true nature to our faces. An inspiration and mentor from day one, we offer mad respect to his majesty.

Check out the single featuring Wax Poetics artist Kendra Morris to start groovin.

Planet Rump DJs in the place to be

What up Rump Nation! The past few months have been sizzling as we continue to pour our hearts, souls and hours into our upcoming album. Each track DJ Tantric produces is doper and fresher than the one before, and taking our time is proving to be the best method for a killer result. With many tracks in the adept hands of Phil Moffa at Butcha Sound, we just have a few more to lay down.

In the meantime, we’ve been keeping up on our DJ game. We just released Planet Rump Radio #7 today: an eclectic booty-poppin mix that’s part NYC underground electro mixtape, part twerk-out mix, part sampler of the latest releases by our favorite major label influences, plus a few bangin remixes thrown in for good measure. So put on your booty shorts, get in front of a full length mirror, crank this mix and warm up to summer! Plus, episodes #1-6 are up on our Soundcloud awaiting your ears, comments, and (free) downloads!

We’ve also been tearing up the NYC party scene with our tag team DJ sets. We helped the party-loving friends and family of B-Reel warp their new NYC offices into the set of MTV’s The Grind circa 1994. We celebrated Chappo’s record release and kicked off their U.S. tour with a basement get-down at Dominion. And coming up, don’t miss DJ Tantric at Sullivan Hall on June 1 with SNAKATAK and Tessa G. and Dynasty Electric!

Photos by Tessa G. / Tiny Baby Giants

Kickstarter success and gettin funky in the studio!

Thank you to all our supporters on Kickstarter for making our dreams come true! We surpassed our goal and raised $2,528 to record our next album, and we’ve been getting busy at Butcha Sound Studios, Manhattan since mid-January. Using a spaceship console-esque mixing board and analog gear to get the juiciest sounds in the universe, owner/engineer/producer Phil Moffa is taking our tracks to the next level. We are so pumped at how the first few songs are sounding, and we can’t wait to share them with you! For now, we can give you a little taste of the studio experience with some snapshots. Peace and love from Planet Rump.